Tag Archives: Mike Hawthorn

Reims, French Grand Prix, klemcoll, Fangio, Ferrari

Before the Start

This very atmospheric photograph shows the tribunes on the left and the pits building across the Ruote Nationale, all filled with spectators, excited for the coming start of the French Grand Prix on the Reims-Gueux public road circuit on July 4, 1954. This was a special Grand Prix because it marked the first return of Mercedes-Benz since the prewar […]

The Ferrari 246F1 Dino

In this beautifully detailed overhead image taken before the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 19, 1958, Mike Hawthorn sits in his Ferrari Dino 246F1 in the paddock behind the pits as final race preparations are carried out. Hawthorn has opted for his preferred adjustable small aero screen instead of the wrap-around perspex screen […]

klemcoll, BRM, Fangio

Fangio, Moss and B.R.M.

This bucolic setting was at the Dundrod circuit in Norther Ireland on Saturday, June 7, 1952. Cresting a rise and howling past some locals is Juan Manuel Fangio in one of two B.R.M. 15s entered in this non-championship formula libre race. With the change to Formula 2 for the World Championship, Fangio was without a […]

Mike Hawthortn, Ferrari, Monza 500, klemcoll

Three Brave Men

Here is Mike Hawthorn about to go out to practice for the 500 Miles of Monza, also called the Race of Two Worlds, which would take place on the Monza banked oval on June 29, 1958. The 1958 race was the second of the two such “Monzanapolis” races between European cars and Indy roadsters. It […]

Maserati, Fangio, Silverstone, klemcoll

A Start at Silverstone

It is just after the start of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone on July 18, 1953. This image was taken as the leaders approached “The Motor” pedestrian bridge which was placed just before entry to the sweeping right hander called Copse. The leading car is a Maserati A6GCM which had a six-cylinder two liter […]

Hawthorn at La Source

Here is Ferrari driver Mike Hawthorn with his 246F1 turning into the La Source hairpin at the top of the long high speed Spa-Francorchamps public road circuit during the Belgian Grand Prix on June 15, 1958. At this time the start/finish line was around La Source and about half the way down the hill to […]

Fangio, Maserati, Monaco, klemcoll

The Master at Tabac

Here is Juan Manuel Fangio in his lovely Maserati 250F sweeping into Tabac corner during the Monaco Grand prix on May 19, 1957. Tabac, still used today as the left-hander before the swimming pool complex, was so called because a tabaconist’s shop used to be located there. 1957 was Fangio’s fifth and final Championship year, […]

Season’s Greetings

Here is the famous Alberto Ascari in his Ferrari 500F2 in the pits at the Nürburgring before practice for the 1953 German Grand Prix which was held on August 2nd. He seems to be looking carefully at Günther Molter’s camera. Beyond Ascari one can make out the blond Mike Hawthorn. Ferrari had brought four cars […]

Peter Collins, Ferrari, klemcoll

His Last Victory

We have recently acquired the remaining archive of T. C. (“Tom”) March who covered certain major British races from 1950 up into the late 1970s. This photograph is from those in his archive and shows Peter Collins in the Ferrari 246F1 on his way to his last F1 win in the British Grand Prix at […]

Ferrari, Nurburgring, klemcoll

Approach to the Südkurve

This was the original Nürburgring at the height of its fame. Here is the start of the German Grand Prix which took place on August 1, 1954. This dramatic image was captured from the grass at the edge of the track a few hundred yards from the grid which was located next to the timing […]